We pay tribute to John Lewis and CT Vivian with historian Jelani Cobb and Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Hard Knock - Diggin in the Vault Audio Collection
We speak with Kali Akuno from Cooperation Jackson about the ongoing water crises. Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership. Our long term vision is to develop a cooperative network based in Jackson, Mississippi that will consist of four interconnected and interdependent institutions: a federation of local … Continued
We speak with professor Dr. Jared Ball about his new book, The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying. This Palgrave Pivot offers a history of and proof against claims of “buying power” and the impact this myth has had on understanding media, race, class and economics in the United States. For generations Black people have … Continued
We speak with journalist and author Vanessa Diaz about the violence Latino paparazzi face in ‘Manufacturing Celebrity’.
Actor and activist Danny Glover discusses Cicely Tyson’s legacy of excellence and her trailblazing past.
We speak with activists about the rise in anti-Asian attacks during the pandemic. Guests: Michelle Mush Lee is a Cultural Affairs Commissioner and the founder of awhile Story Group, LLC / organizer of Stories of Solidarity. Hyejin Shimis an organizer and cofounder ofSurvived and Punished, and is also a member of theKorean American Coalition to … Continued
We speak with Steve Martinot about race and policing in communities of color. Steve Martinot is Instructor Emeritus at the Center for Interdisciplinary Programs at San Francisco State University. He is the author of The Rule of Racialization: Class, Identity, Governance, Forms in the Abyss: a Philosophical Bridge between Sartre and Derrida(both Temple) and The … Continued
Journalist Georgia Fort reports from Tulsa, Oklahoma on the anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre. Three of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis and Lessie Benningfield Randle, testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing to mark the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre – when a white mob attacked residents, homes … Continued
We speak with Melissa May Borja, Ph.D. a lead researcher on the Virulent Hate Project. The Virulent Hate Project is an interdisciplinary research initiative that studies anti-Asian racism and Asian American activism during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report (PDF) from the project focuses on the nature of anti-Asian racism reported by the news media … Continued
We hear from Dr. Sumi Cho who speaks about the politics and disinformation campaign around critical race theory.